Twitter Announces New Search Filters; TacticsHR Rebrands to Tactics Cloud

Yesterday, Twitter announced the built in search functionality has been upgraded to include new search filters. Users can now conduct a keyword search for content and refine the search by:

The new filters haven’t been rolled out to everyone (including my personal Twitter account). However, advanced search and filtering by photos has been available for some time.

As a review, the following search operators can be used on Twitter:

twitter search operators

Finding People to Recruit on Twitter

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The updated filters are nice, but I still recommend using Tactics Cloud to find Twitter users for recruiting purposes (previously TacticsHR). The company announced the rebrand earlier this week via email:

We will be closing down Tactics HR as of Feb. 14th, 2014 and all traffic will be redirected to Tactics Cloud.  Your existing Tactics HR account will be closed, however, all the features of Tactics HR will continue to exist in Tactics Cloud for free.  If you decide to sign up for Tactics Cloud, you may choose to opt in to one of our monthly subscriptions featuring:

  • Twitter Public Lists – search public lists on Twitter using keywords or Twitter handles
  • Discover the influencers of target groups
  • Find more candidates similar to the ones you like using the “more like these” reports
  • Export / Import lists to/from from Twitter or .csv
  • What do you need to do?

If you want to continue to use our service and leverage the lists you’ve already created in Tactics HR you’ll need to:

– Go to and sign up for a new account

– If you have lists that you want to save and bring over to Tactics Cloud, you should export these lists to Twitter as private lists in Tactics HR and then you can easily import them into Tactics Cloud

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Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


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